Eco-Travel Guitar Project. Your chance to win a one of a kind handmade travel guitar . (EcoTrain)

in music •  2 years ago 

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I just woke up all inspired with a great idea. It came from thinking about the ecoTrain - this wonderful group of people on steemit who are all living their dreams (or trying to) and writing about stuff they are passionate about. Check the tag and link below to find out more about ecoTrain.

Some people are building earthships and sustainable eco villages. Some are travelling the world, bringing news of inspirational alternative communities. Some are doing deep spiritual practice and sharing their wisdom. Some are taking photos of the wonders of nature from some of the most beautiful places in the world. Some are sharing visions, music, ideas, poetry...

And I thought to myself.. what is it that I do? Mainly I sit up on this hill in Galilee, building guitars... not exactly world changing, but there it is. That's what I do.

And that’s when the idea struck! So here it is...

The Great Steemit Eco Travel Guitar Project Giveaway!!!

I'm going to build a travel guitar - a small bodied acoustic guitar which will be strong and light and portable. I'm going to build the whole thing from local and reclaimed materials. I'm going to document the whole project here on steemit. If I manage to get enough interest and generate enough steem from this series then at the end I'll make some kind of competition or prize draw and the winner will get the guitar.

Please upvote, resteem and comment if you think this is a good idea. I will really happily do this, have no doubt. It's time to share some gifts. That's what it's all about.

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Find out more about ecoTrain here:

https://steemit.com/spiritual/@eco-alex/what-s-trending-on-the-ecotrain-today-read-the-most-popular-inspirational-and-original-posts-from-14-passengers

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YES please do it because we would love to see the entire process from start to finish! I found your post on https://steemit.com/upvotable/@jerrybanfield/let-s-get-our-authors-and-curators-paid-in-upvotable-30 from @likedeeler's recommendation and am including it in upvotable 31 along with a tip! to support your project!

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Yay! Fantastic! This will be a terrific project. So great you are supporting it!

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Thanks @jerrybanfield for your support and @likedeeler for the recommendation. I'm really pleased and encouraged at the interest this project is getting. I'll be making a start on the guitar soon. Looking forward to sharing the process here on Steemit.

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מזל טוב ! תודה !
Not that I know much Hebrew, it´s been more than 30 years since I´ve been in Israel, and I for sure can´t write and read Hebrew, but with a little help from the internet everybody can look a genius.

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this is the way Steemit becomes even more amazing.. love it guys!

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Wow @jerrybanfield, thank you very much indeed, you´re amazing!
Looks like Gideon´s wonderful project can take off now.
Never thought, my little push would reach so far.
That´s what I love about steemit, the virtual world can help the material world materializing.
Steemit, the place where magic happens. 😍

Can't believe it, you are too good for this world, any idea what the competition might be about, feel like practising already :-)

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The competition is: Just answer those simple questions.
likedeeler: Did the ego invent spirituality?
stillgideon: Wow! I'd like to know what that question even means. What is the ego? What is spirituality? Is anything ever invented or only discovered? What came first, the chicken or the egg?

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@likedeeler Thank you for the laugh. This is quite the comment. Do you mind if I tell you I love you?
I don't think you can ever comment too much 😂 💕

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Yes, perhaps an ultimate definitive answer to the chicken and egg question

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Easy: The ego is invented by the spirituality and the egg came first. The ego is that what wants the guitar and spirituality has nothing to do with ego and/or guitar :-)

My Lord, I have a cunning plan!
What about if, instead of the normal round hole in the guitar corpus, you would cut the shape of the steemit logo in there?
I got this idea by looking at a picture of a double bass which has those s-shape openings on each side of its strings.
Would that work in a guitar?
If not you could do the steemit logo as an inlay, but having actual funktional steemit logo shaped openings would be way cooler.

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that is a cool idea

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that IS a cool idea!!

What a beautiful idea! Also the thought of the guitar coming from the Galilea warms my heart. I was in Israel 6 years ago today on an archeological dig. It is an amazing place! I am upvoting following and resteeming this post.

This is an amazing idea from a generous heart. I'm looking forward to watching the progression. True craftstmanship going on here!

This is a great idea! would it be a classical or steel-string?

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Good question. I was thinking of steel string, but maybe classical could work. I think steel string would be louder for a very small body guitar, and it's what I prefer to play. Really it could be either. What do you prefer?

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I like both, but I like the feel of a wide classical neck best. I'm excited to see this project progress. Cheers!

Omg! Unbelievable awesome that u are willing to put in the incredible amount of work u put in to making a guitar! Wow!

What a gift! !! Wowwwwwww

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Well, I figure if I get a few followers and upvotes and generate a bit of interest from it, then it's a win win. I like the interactive element of it.

I am a traveler sans guitar. So, this is awesome for me if I win or anyone like me who wins.

When you said your making guitars isn't life-changing makes me kinda sad. I've done lots of random jobs, hobbies, etc in my 34 years but I'd be so proud and satisfied with myself if this was my pursuit. In fact, now that I'm watching myself write this, I may choose this path someday.

In the meantime, I'm resteeming in hopes this gets spread far and wide.

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Thanks for your comment @writewords . Yes, for some people, making guitars is a calling. Once you get the idea you can't shake it off. I hope you find this series instructive and inspiring. It doesn't actually require many tools or special equipment to make a guitar - mostly patience, focus and determination.

This is a fantastic idea!
Regardless of if you get enough $teem or not I want to see you build it and HEAR the results!

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Thanks @quinneaker .yes it's really exciting for me too. Making guitars is quite a solitary craft , so it's nice to show how I do it and get some feedback. It's always mysterious and thrilling to finally hear how it sounds at the end.

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Yes I know what you mean!

I make didgeridoos and everyone sounds different and I don't really know what its going to sound like until its finished. I am excited to see your new piece and more importantly HEAR its soul~*~

I love it! Don't put down what you do. Your work is too important. Music is the universal language and feeds the souls of so many who might not get it without someone making the instruments. You and your talent are a gift to the world. I am following your channel now! Thanks for sharing and steam ahead!

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Thanks @nap-g . That's a good point. If nobody knew how to make musical instruments there would be no music

This is a really cool idea! I've always wanted to learn to play the guitar... maybe this is the sign and now is the time! I'll definitely be following along! It would also be cool to have the travel guitar actually travel to different Steemians too! One Steemian play a song with it and post it in an article here, then send it on to the next, etc... Just a random idea that popped up when I heard "travel guitar" haha! Upvoted!

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Thanks. Yes, it's a sign! Learn to play the guitar. It's not hard to get started and you'll never regret it.
I like the idea of a travelling travel guitar. my guitars do definitely have their own journeys in the world. They end up in all sorts of places. For me, the main thing is that they go to the right player who'll love and treat them well and play them often.

Yehaaw! That´s the spirit!
What a great project.
We just need to get the word out.
I resteemed so that my 73 followers (most of them phantoms I guess) can see it. 😎
I guess it would also be helpful, if those passengers of the train with a decent and active following would include your project in their articles or write an article about it. Gift giving, gift economy, selfless service, kundalini guitar building, my favorite vegan recipe to the tune of the travel guitar, choose your subvalue of the week to the tune of the satyamevajayate kundalini travel guitar, how I survived hurricane Harvey floating around with my kundalini travel guitar, sacred feral female sexuality and the kundalini travel guitar hurricane orgasmic experience, how Cosmo von dem Schatten hinter mir killed the kundalini travel guitar hurricane orgasmic experience (Oops, sorry for the last one, I got carried away, since I have no decent, active following no need for this article, it ain´t me babe.)
Ok guys, do you dig it?

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That's the idea @likedeeler . Maybe even some of your phantoms play guitar. They often do.

This is an incredible idea, I cant wait for the documentation: show me how to make a guitar!

I've also had 'learn to play guitar' on my goal list for a long time.

WOWZA! This is truly kind of you. And a great chance for some musician to get a very special instrument. Re-steemed, etc.
You might consider talking to one of the hosts on mspwaves and get the contest promoted there. We have our own radio station now on Steemit. Its pretty cool.

Posted this in all the steemit music groups on FB and wll do discord too.

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Thanks @tim-rumford for all the encouragement, promotion and good ideas. I didn't know about that radio station. That's cool indeed.

Get on that fucking air guitar homies

Playing classical guitar myself, I'm delighted to see you sharing this project. It will be very interesting to see how you build one. Super initiative.

Ahhh this is cool, I have a tiny guitalele and it's been my best friend. I used to be lazy about practice but now I'm always practicing, while I wait for the bus or when I'm not really feeling like talking in a group.

If you can make one with a good sound that's easy to play, I'll come looking for you when I my current guitar is ready to retire.

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Yes, these small instruments make a very good companion. I'll check out some guitaleles. I still haven't settled on a design for this one, but I should think it will sound good.

Oh man, I'm a traveling musician. That would actually be the most amazing thing that I have ever gotten. Followed you! Check out my blog for some really interesting stuff!

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Thanks for the comment @asmodayus . Good to hear you're a travelling musician - it's an excellent and worthy thing to be. The song on your blog reminded me of 'blister in the sun' by the Violent Femmes - which is a good thing because they are one of the all time great American bands, as far as I'm concerned

Wow!! I know a lot of musicians that would love to get their hands on that beautiful baby!!

When I get back from Vacation i want to speak to you about buying one or paying you to make one. Same thing I guess! If you need the business I would love that.

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Great to hear it. I'll be happy to make a guitar for you. Start thinking of outrageous design ideas..!
Enjoy your vacation

This post has received a 1.04 % upvote from @drotto thanks to: @banjo.

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Thanks @banjo . Much appreciated

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Are you a violent person?

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Funny you should ask @banjo . I try to be non violent as much as possible. Why do you ask?

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I already have, now will you tell me the names of your parents please?

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@banjo , you are being kind of creepy, even for a robot

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I'm sorry. I had no intentin of being cruel:(.

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Do you have intention?

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Upgoat! Lol! Thanks @ehzi-dehve and @minnowbooster

looking forward to see this started ;)

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@honolulu

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Thanks @honolulu . Nice picture. That's just how I feel too

Cool that you want to share this with the community! I carry a travel ukulele everywhere I go. A guitar, even a travel one, is just to big. Looking forward to following the build and see how this guitar turns out.

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Thanks @fanstaf . Yes, a ukulele is an ideal travel instrument, although I prefer the range you get with a six string guitar. I'm working on a design that will hopefully be the best of both worlds

Beautiful :) I would love to see the process of creating a guitar!!

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Yes you will. I'll be starting very soon

Sorry, in just saw this through Jerry bandied mBanfields post and it is too late to vote. I will follow as I think this is awesome and would love to be in with a chance!

Why not? Just go ahead and get it done as soon as possible. Nice concept , you might carve a great niche out of it.

Awesome. I'm excited to read your posts documenting the build. I don't play guitar but I do play the Ukulele. Building a Uke is on my bucket list.

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Great @treebuilder . Yes, it's basically the same process to build a ukulele. Definitely worth making one. There's nothing like playing an instrument you've made yourself